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From "Dennis Kubes (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-1622) Hadoop should provide a way to allow the user to specify jar file(s) the user job depends on
Date Thu, 01 Nov 2007 19:04:51 GMT

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Dennis Kubes commented on HADOOP-1622:
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I was thinking about this last night.  Right now the command line only takes a single jar
even though multiple resources are supported through the patch.  We could add checking an
system property for multiple comma separated resources when the job is submitted.  The command
line could behind the scenes set this variable.  We could have a -resources or a -jobResources
a,b,c switch.  The current patch handles finding resources from multiple locations including
full paths and jars/classes in classpath.  We could add in a relative path structure.  If
this seems reasonable I will work up a patch for it ASAP.

> Hadoop should provide a way to allow the user to specify jar file(s) the user job depends
on
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-1622
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-1622
>             Project: Hadoop
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Runping Qi
>            Assignee: Dennis Kubes
>             Fix For: 0.16.0
>
>         Attachments: hadoop-1622-4-20071008.patch, HADOOP-1622-5.patch, HADOOP-1622-6.patch,
HADOOP-1622-7.patch, HADOOP-1622-8.patch, HADOOP-1622-9.patch, multipleJobJars.patch, multipleJobResources.patch,
multipleJobResources2.patch
>
>
> More likely than not, a user's job may depend on multiple jars.
> Right now, when submitting a job through bin/hadoop, there is no way for the user to
specify that. 
> A walk around for that is to re-package all the dependent jars into a new jar or put
the dependent jar files in the lib dir of the new jar.
> This walk around causes unnecessary inconvenience to the user. Furthermore, if the user
does not own the main function 
> (like the case when the user uses Aggregate, or datajoin, streaming), the user has to
re-package those system jar files too.
> It is much desired that hadoop provides a clean and simple way for the user to specify
a list of dependent jar files at the time 
> of job submission. Someting like:
> bin/hadoop .... --depending_jars j1.jar:j2.jar 

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